SIRIUS XM Radio Announces Holiday Channel Lineup

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Tuesday November 18, 12:30 pm ET


Radio Hanukkah is back, along with holiday hits sung by Bruce Springsteen, Bing Crosby, Pavarotti, Nat 'King' Cole, to name a few
NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI - News) will celebrate the holiday season with commercial-free music and specialty channels dedicated to the holiday season across SIRIUS and XM.

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SIRIUS XM's holiday music channels will broadcast traditional holiday favorites, country music versions of holiday hits and classical holiday music. Holiday programming will feature a celebration of Hanukkah; classic Bing Crosby Christmas radio specials featuring celebrity guests, including Frank Sinatra; contemporary holiday hits sung by recording artists including Bruce Springsteen; and of course, a non-stop broadcast of holiday music favorites recorded by artists including Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Andy Williams, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, among many others. Listeners can create the perfect seasonal soundtrack for their holiday events and activities.

SIRIUS XM Radio holiday channel lineup features:

Holly on SIRIUS channel 81 and XM channel 35 will broadcast contemporary holiday hits mixed with selected traditional favorites and will include Bruce Springsteen, Amy Grant, The Carpenters, Mannheim Steamroller and more. Holly will air through New Year's Eve, December 31.

Bing Crosby Christmas Radio on SIRIUS channel 113 and XM channel 120, a non-stop broadcast of more than twenty years of vintage Bing Crosby holiday radio specials, hosted exclusively for SIRIUS XM by the Crosby family and featuring a wide variety of Crosby's beloved music -- including his most popular recording ever, "White Christmas" -- and special guests like Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope among others. Bing Crosby Christmas Radio will air beginning December 13 at 12 midnight ET to Christmas Day, December 25.

Holiday Traditions on XM channel 36 will broadcast traditional holiday recordings from the '40s through the '60s by artists including Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Ray Conniff, Nat "King" Cole and more. Holiday Traditions will air beginning Monday, November 24 at 12 midnight ET through Christmas Day, December 25.

Holiday Pops on SIRIUS channel 79 and XM channels 37 and 77 will broadcast beloved carols sung by the greatest classical musicians of all-time including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, Boston Pops and Leontyne Price among others. Holiday Pops will air beginning Thanksgiving Day November 27 at 12 midnight ET to Christmas Day, December 25.

Radio Hanukkah on SIRIUS channel 3 and XM channel 38 will broadcast a celebration showcasing Hanukkah music and Jewish culture. Radio Hanukkah will air beginning the first night of Hanukkah on December 21 starting at 12 midnight ET to December 29.

Regular SIRIUS XM programming will resume after the holiday season.

For up-to-date holiday music programming information, please visit SIRIUS Satellite Radio - The Best Radio On Radio and XM Satellite Radio - America's #1 Satellite Radio Service.


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styckx

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No fucking Special XMas? What a crock of shit. That was the only holiday channel I listened to for years.
 

jeddeth

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Radio Hanukkah on XM was phenomenal last year. I'm so excited all my Sirius friends will get to hear it this year too!
 

DAB

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No fucking Special XMas? What a crock of shit. That was the only holiday channel I listened to for years.
It will not be the same this year without Special XMas :(
I don't see any information on what channels will be preempted during this time.
Yeah it is too bad this one didn't make it, but honestly it isn't surprising. I think while this channel certainly had its fans, I think many only listened to it to see what all the fuss was about, but most likely never listened to it at all.

I was listening to Dysfunctional Holiday channel on Slacker earlier today and it is sort of fun, but not something I can listen too for very long.

But for those of you that like Special Xmas I wish they had found away to include it.
 

Dark Star

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Special Xmas was the only xmas station that I could listen to for more than one song. I would listen to that station for hours around the holidays.

That just fucking sucks that it won't be around this year. :(
 

Derek

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I am glad to see that Holiday Traditions made it. That is my favorite holiday station, and Holly just isn't a substitute.

As for Special Xmas, what did you expect? It was replaced by a single-artist station, just like all the year-round niche channels have been.
 

NBACha

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No fucking Special XMas? What a crock of shit. That was the only holiday channel I listened to for years.
That's the holiday spirit/attitude I love! It's not the holidays until someone says F*CK and Xmas in the same sentence!
 

kc1ih

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And they’re furloughing The Village for a month to do this. A lot of us folk music fans are pissed about this, there are numerous pop and rock stations they could have used, but instead they use the only station playing folk. And please don’t tell me The Loft and Coffeehouse play the same thing as The Village, for the most part they don’t. This is also being discussed at NorthEastFolknRoots@yahoogroups.com.
 

goreds2

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The ESCAPE channel is now playing Christmas music. It is kind of mellow but good for Christmas Eve. Give it a try.

Channel 28 on XM, 76 on Sirius.
 

DAB

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The ESCAPE channel is now playing Christmas music. It is kind of mellow but good for Christmas Eve. Give it a try.

Channel 28 on XM, 76 on Sirius.
Thanks goreds, you always keep us informed of these little specials. I really appreciate it, because often times with your help I don't miss these special programs!

Merry Christmas